Get Involved!

community collaborative

WHO WE ARE:
A group of parents, teachers and community members who want to support and engage with our teachers, students and the community. 

WHAT WE DO:
This group’s primary function centers around community within our school and Greensboro. We will have several core areas of focus this year, including ones that align directly with the school’s mission. Additionally, we will organize regular activities such as teacher appreciation snacks, coordinating volunteer needs, assisting with events, building a community garden, etc. 

WHEN DO WE MEET:
Meetings are once a month, but individual committees may meet at separate times. Additionally, the school will hold a community Family Night the last Thursday of each month. There will be a contact from the Collaborative leadership team (C4) at these events to answer questions. Miss a meeting? Don’t worry! Come the next time! 

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED:
There are many ways to participate! Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, we hope all parents will get involved. As we develop this year’s core initiatives, expect to receive emails and notification on involvement opportunities. Have lots of ideas? Please attend our C4 leadership meetings, held monthly!   

WHERE DO I FIND MORE INFORMATION: 
Upcoming events and collaborative news will be included in school newsletters. Additionally, please look for information on TESG’s website and Facebook page. http://www.tesgk8.org  Facebook handle: @tesg2018

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The C4 is made up of family or community members interested in leadership roles in the Community Collaborative. Currently, the C4 is working on defining the Community Collaborative’s mission, vision, and structure. The next meeting will be Dec. 4 at 6:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Everyone is invited to participate in this upcoming meeting. We really encourage attendance because we want to make sure we get as many folks at the table as possible to share their ideas

September Meeting Minutes

November Meeting Minutes

December Meeting Agenda

 

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There are so many ways to get involved and be a part of TESG! Watch your House newsletter for grade level specific opportunities, but the whole school also needs volunteers regularly. Right now, we are looking for help with the following tasks:

  • Organizing in the copy room
  • Leveling recently donated books
  • Organizing classroom libraries
  • Fixing a headphone jack on a Chromebook (not sure if this is even possible, but maybe there is a computer tech out there!)
  • Clearing vegetation on the playground (to hopefully create some new play spaces!)
Help us raise money by donating your time!
Dec. 6 and 7

We will be holding two parking lot fundraisers in December, and we need your help to staff the lots. Our book fair will also be going on during these events, and we would like to staff a table for that, too. Please consider signing up at the links below, and spread the word to your friends and family that TESG’s lots will be open during these Downtown events! We will also be selling baked goods and hot cocoa, so if you can’t give your time, but you can give cookies, you can sign up for that, as well!

It’s Book Fair Time!
On December 6-13, the Community Collaborative will be hosting our Fall Book Fair in partnership with Scuppernong Books in the lobby at TESG. We are excited that this year the books are coming to us! But that means we will need volunteers to work shifts, so mark your calendars and please consider signing up for a slot here.
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Staff Meal
Help make our staff feel supported and cared for! Click here to sign up to provide dinner for the staff on Dec. 18 after their staff meeting.

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Every 2nd Thursday from 6:00-7:30

At these events, families can find out about what the Community Collaborative is doing and how to get involved; build relationships with fellow families; and learn more about TESG’s mission, philosophy, and methodologies from community experts. Family Nights will be held the second Thursday of each month. Watch the newsletter for more details!

Our next Family Night will be our Arts Extravaganza. Join us December 12 from 6:00-7:30. Our student artists will be sharing their work from the first semester of music, movement, Spanish, and visual arts. Come rotate through their arts performances, browse our Community Collaborative Book Fair (in partnership with Scuppernong Books), and buy your tickets for our basket raffle fundraiser. Because so much will be going on, we will not be doing a potluck at this event. In the coming weeks, we will announce the performance schedule so you can plan your evening accordingly.

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Find out more about the School Improvement Team here.